Julia Griffin is a Producer for the PBS NewsHour, dividing her time between the broadcast and digital teams. She is both the lead producer and reporter for the NewsHour Shares series and a producer in the NewHour’s Science Unit, where she creates written and visual content for the NewsHour’s website and social media platforms.
Griffin joined NewsHour in 2010. She first produced and edited the broadcast’s opening sequence as the Multimedia Editor before producing breaking news as both a Production Assistant and Reporter/Producer in the Segment Production Unit. In her time at NewsHour, Griffin has covered natural disasters, domestic and foreign terror attacks, foreign conflicts, economic losses and gains, battles on Capitol Hill and two presidential campaigns.
Prior to NewsHour, Griffin reported on science content at Pacific Standard magazine and CNN. She studied marine biology and psychology at Duke University and earned a master's degree from U.C. Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow.
A classically trained ballet and jazz dancer, Griffin also cheered for the NBA’’s Washington Wizards from 2011-2015 before retiring her poms poms. She and her husband live in Virginia.
Julia’s Recent Stories
Science Nov 14Climate change has intensified hurricane rainfall, and now we know how much
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t an outlier. A new study reports that climate change intensified the rains of other recent cyclones by between 4 and 9 percent.
Science Oct 19How the Smithsonian helped the FBI in the case of stolen ruby slippers
Conservators put the FBI’s slippers through a battery of scientific tests. Their conclusion? These weren’t just any pair of heels.
Science Oct 11Why Hurricane Michael took everyone by surprise and what to expect after it’s gone
At the moment, the reported links between Hurricane Michael and climate change are murky, at best.
Science Sep 13Maps: Here’s where flooding from Florence could be the worst
Hurricane Florence is predicted to bring a storm surge of 9 to 13 feet to parts of North Carolina, threatening residents and wild horses alike. But even after the storm passes, officials warn flooding could persist in the region for…
Science Sep 10How Hurricane Florence could cause unprecedented damage to the Carolinas
A week ago, no one expected Hurricane Florence to roll into the Southeast, and now it may create storm surge taller than a house.
World Aug 31Europe’s dry summer yields an archaeological treasure trove
Prolonged, extreme heat in parts of Europe this summer has meant sweaty suffering for residents. But one group celebrated the unusually warm and dry conditions: archaeologists. Crop marks and glacial melt have revealed a treasure trove of historic landmarks. Julia…
Science Aug 15How to avoid a catastrophic ‘Hothouse Earth’
Humanity only has a handful of decades to determine the future of our planet.
Science Jul 27Here’s proof that open office layouts don’t work, and how to fix them
A new study shows moving to an open office dramatically cuts face-to-face conversations, but architects say not all open offices should be treated equal.
Nation Jul 24This war photographer uses toys to tell child survivors’ stories
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, Brian McCarty chronicles the horrors of war through the eyes of children, using art therapy and toys to direct his photographs.
Science Jul 03Drones are revolutionizing how we study humpback whales
In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, this high-flying technology offers brand new insights into humpback whales and ocean science.